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January 2019

McGrath Institute Day: Teaching at the Interface Between Science & Religion

January 10, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Pontchartrain Center, 4545 Williams Blvd
Kenner, Louisiana 70065

Teaching at the Interface Between Science & Religion   The Gulf Coast Faith Formation Conference is excited to host a unique opportunity for Catholic educators to hear from members of Notre Dame University's McGrath Institute for Church Life where they will address topics in science and religion. World-renowned scientists, theologians, and curricular experts will suggest innovative teaching strategies and methods to develop successful curricula. Among those presenting will be: Dr. Stephen Barr: Professor of Physics and Astronomy, University of Delaware…

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William H. Sadlier, Inc. Leadership Thursday

January 10, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Pontchartrain Center, 4545 Williams Blvd
Kenner, Louisiana 70065

The complex demands on diocesan, parish and Catholic school leaders requires flexible and innovative ways to serve parishioners, students and families.  This begins with transformation at a personal level and radiates outward through the development of relationships and processes that invite others to a similar transformation.  This special day for ministerial leaders will examine three stages of spiritual transformation - awakening, purification, and generativity - essential to opening ourselves further to God's grace and guidance.  Through lively interaction, personal reflection,…

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Friday Keynote | Jason Angelette

January 11, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Pontchartrain Center, 4545 Williams Blvd
Kenner, Louisiana 70065

First We Come, Then We Go!: Fostering Unity in a Divided World Unity is not some lofty ideal but rather something that is real regardless of any hurt, difference, or conflict that seems to divide us.  Jesus prayed multiple times that we may all be one as He is one with the Father (cf. John 17:11, 21). This unity, even amongst the greatest challenges, is first brought about through union with God, and then union with others. That is why…

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Saturday Keynote | Dr. Jo Ann Paradise

January 12, 2019 @ 9:45 am - 10:45 am
Pontchartrain Center, 4545 Williams Blvd
Kenner, Louisiana 70065

What Does It Take to Be "One"? We live in such a divided world. We live in a divided Church. Often our families are divided. It seems to be a human tendency to blame someone else for our division. How seriously do we hear the call of Jesus to die to self—to die to the need to blame? This session will explore the spiritual journey that moves us from blame through forgiveness to reconciliation. Dr. Jo Ann Paradise is the…

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